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In Switzerland, four out of ten people develop cancer during their lifetime and one out of two patients can be cured. Better recovery rates can be envisioned thanks to the progress achieved in research and the applications thereof.

The ISREC Foundation applies its means to concretizing this objective, hoping to contribute to the development of new therapies in the near future.

The ISREC Foundation has actively supported experimental cancer research for more than half a century.



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The mission of this Cancer Research Cluster is to place Lausanne on the world map of oncology and immuno-oncology research. The centre brings together scientists working in different fields in order to accelerate connections between the laboratory and the patient, in order to develop novel therapeutic solutions.

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Scientific & academic training

Awarding grants to undergraduates, PhD students and scientists focusing their work on immunology and oncology in the areas of biology, technology or medicine

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Translational research

Supporting projects that promote knowledge transfer and collaborations between basic research and clinical applications

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Congratulations to Efe Erdes for his publication in the “Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer”. His article describes the chronic TCR-MHC interactions…

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Congratulations to Prof David Gfeller (UNIL/SIB), Dr. Michal Bassani-Sternberg (CHUV/UNIL) and Julien Racle (UNIL/SIB): the results of their work…

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Congratulations are in order for the research teams of Prof. Douglas Hanahan, director of the ISREC@epfl. Their work has led to the identification of…

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